Monday, September 22, 2008

My Confessions

We're friends, right?

I mean, I know I write this stuff for everybody, but out of all my readers, you're my favorite.

No, no. It's true.

I thought I'd take a few minutes of your time to share some of my darkest secrets with you.

No, it has nothing to do with that hooker in Sacremento.

I won't be telling anyone about that.

Actually, I thought it would be interesting to share some of my gaming secrets. Things so personal (and possibly emabarassing) that I've never shared them with anyone before.

All of the following facts are entirely true and I only share them here for your amusement.

Please don't laugh.

Okay... Please don't laugh too hard.

1) I've never actually finished Super Mario Bros. 3

I'll start with this one because it's the most embarassing.

Even though I've played this game hundreds of times on a variety of systems, I've never actually finished it. I can get to world 8 with absolutely minimal effort, but lose interest with all the dark airship levels and never finish.

I fully intend on finishing it someday.


2) The Wizard

In a related secret, I actually rented the movie The Wizard when Super Mario Bros. 3 came out.

In order to make it easier to finish (ironically), I rented the movie and watched the end scene. When they play SMB3 in the big competition, they actually show you how to get a warp whistle.

After that, I simply sketched the screen image and played every level until I found that same screen. Luckily, it's in the first castle in level 1.

3) I had a Nintendo phone

When I was younger, I had a Mario phone in my bedroom. It was a single piece phone that looked like a big blue pipe with Mario sticking out at the top.

Before you say how awesome that would be to have as a collector's item, I used this as an actual phone.

In my bedroom.

Throughout high school.

Yeah, it's hard to impress your girlfriend when you're calling people on a Mario phone.

4) I never owned a system between the original NES and my PSOne

This is really sad. Between my original NES system I got on the NA launch and the PSOne I got from Susan when I was in university, I never actually owned another system.

Not a SNES.

Not an N64.

Not even a Genesis.

Sure, I played them all, but it was always at someone else's house.

After a particularly difficult time obtaining MegaMan 3 for Christmas, my mother vowed never to buy me another system.

She has been true to her word to this day.

That evil, evil woman.

5) I like the Coral Pink DS

Yeah, I know it's the girl color, but damn if that thing doesn't look sweet.

Don't get me wrong. I love my Onyx black DS.

But that pink one looks awesome.

No, I'm not gay.

6) I suck at DDR

I'm not ungraceful. I have spent years training in a variety of martial arts.

But put me on a DDR mat and I practically have a seizure.

I don't understand the problem. I think I have rhythm, but that damned game just hates me.

7) I also suck at Guitar Hero/ Rock Band

Suck may be a strong word. I can play extremely well on the medium setting.

See, the next difficulty setting should be a small, logical step up, right?


Oh hell no.

Instead, the gap between medium and hard is roughly equivalent to the Grand Canyon.

I honestly don't think anyone can play on expert level. It's all just a conspiracy to make me feel even more retarded.

8) I cheered at the end of Final Fantasy VIII

I won't spoil the ending for you in case you haven't played it (for some insane reason), but I cheered at the end.

When the credits finished rolling, I actually stood up and cheered.

There may or may not have been a fist pump.

And... There we go.

I think we've shared enough for one evening.

Assuming you can actually stop laughing, feel free to leave your own gaming confessions in the comment section.

Seriously, though... Let's keep this between just you and me, okay?


At 5:17 PM, Blogger Christopher said...

Never finished VIII, hated it. VII too.

I do love "The Wizard" though.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger Bastion said...

I love the Armored Core series. I know they treat me like a whore, but I can't help myself.

I never got the last enemy-skill in FFVII.

I don't think I've ever beaten an old NES game without Game Genie. Now, I suck even more.

I actually think the first Halo was a decent game.

I play a job class in FFXI that doesn't require talking to people. That's right, I play a MMORPG but hate interacting with most players.

Ok, I think that's it. Oh yeah, and I hated FFVII.

At 5:31 PM, Blogger sheerjewel said...

This isn't so much of a confession as and EXTREMELY frustrating [yet humorous] event. My friend and I were playing through the original FFVII last year and at the end of the first disc when Cloud is putting Aeriths body into the Life Stream the screen went black. We could hear what was happening but we couldn't see anything..So we couldn't save at the end of the disc and move on to the rest of the game.

Needless to say I was cursing at the damned disc for a solid half hour.

Frustrating no?

I too, have never finished SMB3...I'll get around to that eventually.

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Justin said...

I never really understood HOW to properly play an MMO until FFVII. I played Super Mario RPG but that had been it and i had no clue what i was doing.

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Thursday said...

Ok Confession time:
I actually spent the time to max out my characters in FF VII to the point of absurdity. they were for all intents and purposes virtually immortal. I remember the game clock freezing on all 9's just to let me know I play too much.

I dressed up as Otacon one time at a Metal Gear Cosplay.

And also as Professor Hojo for a final Fantasy Cosplay.

I never beat Chrono Trigger but I did beat Chrono Cross, which makes absolutely no sense.

oh and for the big one. I ended up buying a power glove because I saw it in the wizard.

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Ryuusuke said...

lol i did the same at the end of ff8 i loved that game lol

At 6:19 PM, Blogger gunkan said...

I have never beaten FFVIII, even though it's one of my favorite games(i'm slightly OCD). I've unlocked everyone's second best(for some THE best) weapon in the game and all of the Tier 2 magics before ever leaving for that first mission to Dollet with the card game. To this day I still get the Triple Triad song stuck in my head because of that.

At 6:27 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I actually cried during the FF8 ending, not at the very end, but during the Laguna scenes.

I beat "The Final Fantasy Legend" with one character who was pimped out to a ridiculous degree. I would recommend that game to anybody who wants to play an old Game Boy RPG.

In any Baseball game season, I play as the Cubs, but I fear if I'm on the verge of winning the world series my system would burst into flame before the final out, so I get to 3 wins and quit.

At 6:31 PM, Blogger GreatMno said...

I didn't cheer at the end of FFVIII, but I practically did at the beginning after that sweet opening cinematic, but I do love the game.

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Wavrik said...

I've used cheats in multiple games...and usually don't finish games because I just get bored...and multiple games like FFVII I just give up on or my disks are so bad I can't finish games. I'm now trying to finish FFT while getting a new ps2 to play FFXI again.

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Kahsha said...


1. The first Final Fantasy game I EVER played was FFXI!! /blush

2. The only Mario titles I have played are RPG, Paper, Kart & Galaxy.

3. I hate Sonic and Mega Man games.

4. My first system was a Playstation. Then my hoarding/collecting instinct urged me into acquiring:
NES - top loading
PS1 w/screen
PS2 large... then small
PS3 60gig
GBA ... then GBA SP
DS ... then DS Lite
(OMG I still have all of these and they all work... and don't smell of beer and cigarettes!) lol

5. My anime and manga collection looms large over my vast video game collection.

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Ricardo said...

I actually never owned or played a PS2 game.

I hate FFVII. I thought it was okay but the fanboys made me hate it.

I play Guild Wars and never played FFXI... Actually I haven't touched FF9 and above.

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Sword said...

I thought Laguna's proposal scene at the end of FFVIII was the most original and clever proposal I'd EVER seen.

I never actually owned a video game system till 94 when my mom gave me a Game Boy for christmas and never owned a computer till I bought a POS one in 03.

I own a tempered Master Sword from the Zelda games.

Demons Crest is one of my favorite SNES games.

I hate Halo.

I own a Virtual Boy. *Dum Dum DUM!!!!!*

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Robert said...

I owned a Dreamcast...

I played The Sims Online
Religiously for 2.5/3 years

I played Neopets for 4 years
7-11(I'm a guy)

I bought AoC played it for a day and let my account expire, I got Funconned

I play WoW

So yeah I win

At 8:24 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Oh and I had all


of the original 151 Pokemon Cards

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Oni said...

No worries, Dave; I unfortunately have something more embarrassing than any of the 8 instances you listed.

I'm afraid (read: petrified) of the giant fish in Super Mario 64. To this day I never played any stage featuring that fish after the first two tries. Because I'm scared of that god damn fish...and I'm 21.

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I just finished Twilight Princess. In fact, I got the game the day it came out, which was even before I got my wii.

I have a tattoo of a triforce and have never played the original Zelda game.

and like a gentleman below me, I bought and played Age of Conan for maybe a week. I like to MMO hop, I guess. And I'm still playing Everquest 2 even though it's a terrible, terrible game (I still love it beyond reason).

Also, GM Dave, you spelled "Sacramento" wrong. Sorry to point it out, but I live there and I guess I was just letting you know.

At 1:53 AM, Blogger Jason said...

I never owned a Mario game until Mario 64...

I had a NES. It came with ROB. I played the games, but never bought them.


I own Saga Frontier and hated it... but then went and bought the 2nd one, and hated that one as well.

At 2:08 AM, Blogger Vagu'Stae said...

Neither've I finished SMB3. I recall getting pretty far, but my attention span with games like that wasn't very "big" at the time; I was a young'in. Haha. @.@;

At 2:27 AM, Blogger Kahsha said...

in addition...

I have 4+ years of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards but never played the game.

At 5:01 AM, Blogger Arda said...

Well...I have to admit that I...

I play WoW!

And even though, I like your blog.

You see? there are a lot of unexplainable those damned flying ships of Mario Bros 3(actually,the final boss wasn't so hard).

At 5:14 AM, Blogger blindsorcerer said...

I love FFVII(its the damn music before a fight that annoys the hell out of me ) , I played FFXI for 3years and never even turn the sound on once(ironicly on Lakshmi)... I play a bard but no sounds ... now I play Eve and WAR and still no sound just annoys me.

At 5:28 AM, Blogger RurouniZanza said...

Oh hell yeah. FFVIII > FFFVII. I think VII is just overused and overated. (hears angry fans approaching doorsteps). Hell, I cheered and even cried a bit at the ending of VIII.

Mario3 I beat, but I gotta agree that the last level is boring as hell so I can't really blame you. Though The Wizard movie was awesome.

About the Mario phone.. eeeeh, you are on your own on that one. But I did own that useless powerglove and that stupid robot.

What else? oh.... The pink DS. Just buy it for Susan and you play it instead hehe.

And I feel your pain with DDR and GH, I am pro at medium levels in both games, but increase the level one bit and I get a brain fart. I think it's that extra button on the guitar that messes me all up.

Anyways, you are not alone brotah.

At 5:58 AM, Blogger EvyenFFXI said...

1. Only FF games I've really played are FFVIII, FFX, FFXI and FFXII. I tried FFIX but didn't like it. At all.

2. I got Mario 1 for present when I turned 7 and Mario III a couple of years (?) later and never finished either of them.

At 6:37 AM, Blogger Fulluphigh said...

I'm scared to death of spiders. I never collected all of the golden skulltulas. I never beat the "Under the Well" dungeon in Kakariko, I always, ALWAYS had a friend come over and beat it for me.

Same with the Shadow Temple.

I also had troubles with the water temple in Majora's Mask, cause it was just... scary.

No game has actually scared me more then Zelda. Resident Evil, nothin'.

Let's see... I never owned a playstation, or sony system, but that's more of something I should be gloating about, not "confessing."

I play WoW. I also played Maple Story for a summer.

I got a Genesis when I was a young 'un thinking it was a SNES, but I didn't mind after all, some great games, and it helped broaden my gaming horizons (This happened cause my asshole neighbor actually thought his SNES was a Genesis. So that's what he called it when I came over to play).

Peach is hot.

At 6:44 AM, Blogger RamblingDreamer said...

I love hockey (I lived in Canada for a while - they'll lynch you if you don't), and I went out and bought NHL 2001 for the PS. One of my favorite things is making up a team filled with people I know in real life. I make the people I love big and mean and brutal, and the people that annoy me little and wimpy. Then I skate around beating on the little guys until they get injuries and are out for games/weeks/the season. When they get back in, I do it again. It's great stress relief.

I also kick ass at that game. Shut out season, FTW!

Also, I play WoW. I played FFXI for a while, too, but could no longer afford both so had to pick one.

When you've got a very young daughter, sitting at a comp is a lot easier than sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of the 360 (I never got FFXI for the PC).

I'm hoping to go back to it eventually, once the doctor bills slow down.

At 7:01 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Good for the soul right....

1) I never beat FF1 or SMB3 because my mother would always make me get off the NES so she could play tetris. Same with Pokemon on gameboy. (my mother would take it with her to work so "i wouldn't be tempted to play it at school or when I should be doing homework." She eventualy confesed to playing tetris during her lunch hour.)

2) On FFVIII I religiously ignored Selfie....and then she totally saved my hide in the final battles.

3) I avoided replacing my memory card (that deleted my saved data every month or so) just so I could replay/remaster FFT on my PS1.

4) On a related note I have actually burnt through two copies of FFT on the PS1 before I couldn't find a new copy anymore. (pre greatest hits). Have yet to do this on my PSP though!

5) I have owned/beat FF1-10, 12, FFT and FF12 reverent wings. I currently have a 'change jar' that I am saving up for a PS3 on the day FF13 comes out. I aslo play a PLD on Diabolos server....yeah im obessed with the game.

6) I have never played a Zelda game past Ocarina of Time >.>;;;

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Arte said...

I play FFxi, but hate people XD I solo everything and I rarely get missions done for this reason XP

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Bufuman said...

Man, I remember when I was a kid, I could beat SMB3 in my sleep. I just recently bought it on the Wii VC, and I can't even pass World 3 now.

Lemme see, some other confessions...

Ok, here's a few.

1. There was a point where I would never play a PSX game without using a GameShark. I used one right from the start on Suikoden 2. Nowadays, I'm ashamed of what I was. I don't think I've touched my GS in about 4 years.

2. I too have games I never finished. Topping the list would be Final Fantasy Tactics. I usually get all the way to Chapter 4 before I lose interest. Once, I got to the Deep Dungeons before my dumbass brother deleted my save for some shitty racing game. I think they next saw his ass somewhere around Pluto. Also on the unfinished list is FFXII. I passed that huge fucking tower, then couldn't bring myself to get to the ending, even though the last dungeon was RIGHT THERE! I blame the crappy characters. Everyone except Balthier and maybe Basch were garbage.

3. I also play the Yu-Gi-Oh card game. It all started when I decided to be nice and buy the first starter decks for my 6-year old bro, who was really into the show at the time. Then he wanted someone to play with, and since I was dumb enough to buy them, I was forced to be the opponent. I eventually got into it though, and now I have a kickass deck that the little shit hasn't beaten in years. My trio of Chaos Sorcerers kick ass and take names!

I think that's all for now. Well, I have more, but this post is long enough.

At 7:45 AM, Blogger Pamela said...

I have never beaten Majora's Mask. My sense of direction is so bad that I get lost. Literally. I end up running in circles for hours accomplishing exactly nothing because I can't find what I'm looking for.

At 8:07 AM, Blogger Rob said...

My wife LOVES FFVIII. After she beat it the first time, she played through again and recorded all the CSs on our vcr.
Our oldest son's middle name is Seifer.
Our youngest son's middle name is Vincent.
I have the Lionheart on my key chain.
I have triple triad on my desktop.
The Zombies Ate My Neighbors is one of my favorite games ever.

At 8:56 AM, Blogger ThraxXx said...

I also went from the NES to the Play Station. I don't think there is much humility in that. I found games on the NES were actually challenging where now days dev's spend too much time on making a game stock full of eye candy rather then making it difficult.

I also agree on Rockband/Guitar Hero. The gap from med to hard is just insane.

The Wizard was a good flic even though I still wanna uppercut Fred Savage, god that kid makes me mad. He just has a face that says "please split my head with a hatchet.".

SMB3 was cake...SMB1 was a whore. Nuff said.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger semele said...

Its amazing to see what people commented. Who would have thought a blog about - well, about you being Jormy's sidekick, essentially - would inspire people to post their shortcomings. You didn't even ask! Mastermind stuff. I love it. Its like a sociological experiment.

Why is everyone afraid of Zelda? WTF? Now, if they'd have released Wind Waker the way they originally showed from E3 instead of cartooning Link up, Gannon would have been fearsome indeed!

I'll save you the time from looking it up

I've played every Zelda from the start, the best series ever - better than FF, IMHO. Though FFX was fantastic and my husband and I each played 130 hours on it.

At 9:16 AM, Blogger Kyle said...

I love SNES, and I borrowed the cartridge from my friend for awhile, but I never actually got to play Chrono Trigger.

It's the big gaping hole in my retro-cred.

At 10:03 AM, Blogger ShadowCaster said...

Aiight, lets see here...

I Own and have beaten every Final Fantasy RPG that has ever been made for any system. That includes Final Fantasy Mystic Quest for SNES even though it's not really of the same "family".

I have an addiction to RPGs, To date, I have played and beaten probably 99% of all of them that are out.

I own every system that has ever been for sale other than Turbo Graphix 16, and NEOGEO.

I Cried at the end of FFVIII as well, great ending, ok game. Could have been better, but meh... still worth playing.

I've beaten FF4 (FF2) on 4 different systems. SNES, PS1, GameBoy, and DS Lite.

I play FFXI and have done so for 6 years. I own and cherish my coveted Maat's Cap and as oposed to what people may think, I still have a life outside of FFXI.

Network Administrator FTW!

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Fulluphigh said...

At Semele:

I thought I was the only one who made any mention of being scared of anything in Zelda? And I never said anything about not loving it, I've played through and beaten every game in the series, including Zelda 2, and the Four Swords games. I think it is by far a better series then most, including Final Fantasy, or any of Square's endeavors, which are amazing games, just not Zelda.

Yes, without a doubt, my absolute favorite game series' are Zelda and Metroid.

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Ziegejunge said...

I actually own a coral pink DS. I am a 29-year-old male.

1) It was the ONLY color available at the time that I wanted to purchase a DS.

2) I figure the pink one is slightly less likely to be stolen.

3) Real men play with pink. {Word}

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Thalandor46 said...

I have never beaten FFVII or VIII without the use of a Gameshark. In addition, there are a number of retro games that I have never beaten without the use of emulator save states.

I played through the first Silent Hill four times and got four of the five endings. To this day, I cannot bring myself to play through a fifth time to get the last ending, nor can I play any other games in the series. It was that terrifying.

I thought Aria of Sorrow was a lot better than Symphony of the Night.

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Sechakecha said...

I have never beaten a video game by myself.


There's about 2 games that I have beaten with assistance. I get too bored with games or I just stop playing them.

FFXI is the first final fantasy game I have ever played.

The only other final fantasy game I have ever played is FFVII, which I got to the end of the first disc, and stopped.

Oh, and to top it all off, my best friend works in the local Game Stop so yeah.

At 12:28 PM, Blogger llwang said...

The only FF games I've ever played are FFVIII (thank god I'm sane) and FFXI. I've seen FFVII AC, but never played FFVII.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger jmmcallister said...

I love love loved FFVIII and I cheered too /blush

I am one of the 100 or so people who actually owned the power glove :\ That thing sucked so bad lol

At 12:54 PM, Blogger william said...

mmmmmmmmmmmk, here we go.

1. the Vortex Queen at the end of Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis) still scares the shit outta me to this day (hell, that entire GAME was the scariest thing i'd ever played...)

2. I still haven't beaten Silent Hill: Origins because i play it only at night and it scares the shit outta me.

3. I've played every zelda game except Phantom Hourglass and the few 3 that were made for the CDI (that i heard sucked and weren't worth playing).

4. I actually took the time to make sense out of the geography of Hyrule through the different zelda games (and worked on which was the best logical timeline). you know... watching how the land shifts over the time periods of the game. did you know that even though the wii version of twilight princess is supposed to be mirrored from the gamecube version, the geography on the wii version makes more sense than the gamecube version? (EEK! ZELDA NERD!)

5. I own a Soul Reaver sword (as well as the 5 games of the Legacy of Kain Series) and a Gunblade... complete with stands and wall mounts... and i have a Hylian Shield and Master Sword on my Amazon Wish List...

6. i didn't think too much of ffVII, but loved VIII. IX was a well-designed game... but it was a little too emo for me ;;;>.>

7. i beat both SMB2 and 3, but not 1.

8. I played FFXI for 4 years on and off. I think the thing that finally made me quit was the inability to get parties with people who can do their job right. seriously, you do the same thing over and over again... repetition... you're level 45, and you STILL don't know how leveling works?! F*** this game...

9. i've played tons of MMORPG's, including: WoW, Rappelz, Maple story (warning: emo alert), FFXI (obviously), Sword of the New World, Tabula Rasa, Bots, Gunz, Lord of the Rings Online, and finally, Age of Conan (which i like because it implements aspects of both WoW AND FFXI only without the great number of retards in FFXI).

10. I've watched the Wizard and enjoyed it. i also enjoyed cinnemassacre's review and's review of the movie a lot better than the movie...

11. i enjoyed rifftrax's version of Star Wars: Holiday Special (which up until i'd seen it i'd thought it was a joke... that it wasn't real, but the title of it was just a joke... oh boy i WISH it were just a joke lol)

12. i still own pokemon cards, but don't know what to do with em.

13. i collected Pogs.

14. i own multiple systems... ahem:
atari 2600
atari 7800
gameboy (the original big gray one)
sega genesis (both versions)
sega 32x(with only ONE blasted game for it)
sega game gear (6 batteries?! 6?!!!!)
Xbox (LAME! own a PC and you can pirate all the games for it...)
and obviously, PC

15. i'm the only person i know in my area who played the small enix series on the snes of Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma.

16. i couldn't finish ffXII because i got lazy and watched the ending of star wars instead because i figured since this game and star wars were so similar, they must end the same way too.

17. i own a power glove, power pad, zapper, snes blue gun, the menacer (sega gun), super mario bros., super mario bros./duck hunt, AND super mario bros./duck hunt/world class track meet (and the other 2 games for the power pad)

18. i own both nightmare on elm street and friday the 13th for nes.

19. i didn't play through my first final fantasy game (that was ff4) until high school

and finally 20. i think i'm part of the minority who played video games as a kid to avoid going outside to the neighborhood kids who threw rocks at him for being weird.

and there ya go... whew, that's a load off my chest. i feel better now.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Wavrik said...

Yeah, I forgot to mention some stuff...
I once got my FFIX disk 3 to work. Once. Neither my older brothers, nor my old neighbors were able to get past the third disk.
I kinda like the pink DS too...its not a bad color really..
I've played Fly For Fun (that was a bit of a nightmare...), FFXI, WoW for like a month or two, Tibia (god I hate people...) I've played Halo once in my life, and it was offline....I don't even know which game it was.
I'm atm trying to beat FFT since my ps2 is broke and probably going to play through it again, and maybe try to play FFVIII and some other FF games I never beat.

At 2:06 PM, Blogger RurouniZanza said...

@ Semele: I figure if [GM]Dave wanted to know other people's confessions, he would ask for them.

Since some people are 'boasting' about their accomplishments instead of shortcoming, guess I'll post the list of games beaten.

Click my name and check my blog out or just follow the link. (gotta scroll down to see the list)

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I religiously forget to save my game, or else I save every two goddamn minutes. Metal Gear Solid: I saved every time the screen would go black when I changed areas...

HOWEVER, I got 4 hours into Final Fantasy Tactics four separate times. Then I would either die or have to turn the game off or the power would flicker. And I would always have forgotten to save. To this day I know nothing of the magnificent storyline beyond the opening cinematics/first four hours.

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Pirre said...

I never finished the smurfs game for snes.
I never owned a console until recently. The snes is my brothers', I recently bought one for myself, and a while later (for about the same price...) a gamecube.
I also bought an adapter to connect a snes controller to a usb port this year, so i can play roms more easily.

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Seraphias said...

I still think JAWS for the NES is the most difficult game on the entire planet. I have nightmares about that pixelated shark.

I play EQ2 and am bored with it - but I can't force myself to cancel my account. It's like I would be canceling the past 3 years of my life...

At 7:03 PM, Blogger Casey said...

That phone looks like a bong.

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Daemien said...

am i missing something with some of you? "he didn't even ask..." what's all that crap about?

i thought it read distinctly this:
"Assuming you can actually stop laughing, feel free to leave your own gaming confessions in the comment section."

right near the bottom...

why is there confusion about this again?


my confessions are simple:

I've read [GM]Dave's entire blog even a year after quitting FFXI, even during the brief period of WoW. (i don't play WoW, so [GM]Dave, get off my back... i play AoC and i have yet to hear any ill will towards that game. ... and before you do, i got one word for you that makes this game better than ffxi: boobies)

I suck at FFT

I never owned any of the newer handhelds... only the original gameboy and game gear.

I was a fan of the Tamagotchi.

and finally, i owned plush toys of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pikachu. I'm a male. I'm not gay. I need help though.

hope you all got a laugh out of this...

(i got a laugh out of some of everyone's confessions... @william ecco the dolphin... whoo that game was scary...)

At 3:17 AM, Blogger wai said...

My confession? The only Final Fantasy game I've ever finished was 10.


FFVIII was my first Final Fantasy game and I just never got around to finishing it.

Same for FFVII. And even FFXII.

It's not that I didn't like the games. I loved them.

But I'd stop playing for a while, and then try to pick them back up again, and in the time I wasn't playing I managed to completely lose track of the story. I could still remember the general idea but a lot of the details escaped me and I'd have to start all over.

It's a never-ending cycle. =\

At 6:12 AM, Blogger Veronik said...

I can proudly say I DID finish SM3 like 5 times, even tho the final boss is kinda dissapointing.
I absolutely HATE FFVII but I love the VIII so damn much!!! I've never been able to finish it tho, that damn Ultimecia f-ed me up in her castle, but I'm giving it another try after a year of rest and this time I will defeat her MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

At 7:49 AM, Blogger Moe said...

Real men wear/rock Pink.

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Phillip said...

I broke into a cold sweat during the last boss fight of FFVIII my first time through. My brother came into the room and asked why I was breathing so heavy and I almost jumped out of my skin cause I was focused so hard on the fight that he just scared the crap right out of me.

I recently played through it again, and found the last boss fight much less... agonizing... but still, DAMN good game.

At 2:31 PM, Blogger TallWhiteNinja said...

Nothing wrong with the Guitar Hero thing. I'm in the same boat: I can more or less kick medium's ass, but hard rips me a new one. Damn you, orange button!

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Nymph said...

@ william
"15. i'm the only person i know in my area who played the small enix series on the snes of Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma."

I have played all three of these and they were fantastic :), its a shame Terranigma never came out for the console in NA or i would have that one too , it would really complete my collection :/

At 2:27 AM, Blogger Sen said...

I spent more than 24 hours trying to thaw out Zora's Domain in Ocarina of Time.

I've never played a FF before FFX yet I watched Advent Children almost as soon as it was released, in Japan.

I don't think I've beaten any mario games, at least not 100%.

The number of games I've bother to complete 100% could be counted on one hand or less.

I have never played FFXI but I still read this blog.

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At 4:13 AM, Blogger wai said...

For the GH orange-button hater, try this if you haven't already.

Easy and medium get you used to a finger positioning that really doesn't work on hard/expert. Position your hand so that your fingers are resting on red-yellow-blue-orange with your index finger reaching to hit the green button, instead of green-red-yellow-blue with your pinky reaching for the orange button. It's bloody near impossible to actually hit the orange button with your pinky if you're still using the hand positioning from easy and medium.

One of my friends shared that little bit of wisdom with me and it did wonders. I'd never have thought of it on my own. (<_<)

At 9:05 AM, Blogger mightyslash said...

Never beat any mario bros. game...just lost interest not long into them...trying to remedy that problem now.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger semele said...

@ Daemian

My bad. Guess I was laughing too hard to actually see through my tears to read carefully.

At 5:11 AM, Blogger Akamar said...

I loved FFVIII... I've been trying to figure out how to get another copy (mine was misplaced when I went overseas) .. :( It actually irks me a bit when people go into how much they hate it...

Similarly, I had no system between NES and PS... and neither were mine, actually. The first system I bought for myself was the PS2. Then everything else.. >_< (PSP, DS, new computer, got a Wii for birthday...)

At 12:56 AM, Blogger Richard said...

I have never owned a nintendo or sony system until I got my Wii, therefore never played the games that where on them(I had a spectrum, an amiga then went straight to pc).

Due to the previous confession i avoid the sequels to Final Fantasy, mario etc. But i did beat zelda twilight princess since the lack of good third party games.

Was a Counter Strike fan boy for about 6 months.

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Livingdead said...

I play WoW and love your blog.

I own over 40 PSone games and never finished a single one of them. Not a one. I used to work at a game store and would buy them to play on the metephorical "rainy day".

I hate Ryogo from Front Misson 3 so much that I colored his wanzer purple and sent him into a throng of enemy wanzers for the sole purpose of killing him.

I was one of the last kids on the block to get a NES. It took me 5 years after I bought the NES before I finally beat SMB. yeah, the first one.

I had an *ahem* interesting dream featuring The Bride of Pinbot when I was young. I don't know, either.

That's all, I hope.

At 5:08 AM, Blogger ~ Lico said...

I was also excited when I finished VIII. I couldn't scream it out, because it was in the middle of the night, but I did show my excitement!

At 5:56 AM, Blogger ~ Lico said...

Now for my confession.

1) The Final Fantasies I owe and play(ed) are, in order of appearance, FFVIII, FFX-2, FFXI, FFX, FFXII, FFIX, and FFVII, with FFCC and FFTA somewhere between X-2 and XI. I also tried my hands at the first FF.

2) Of those FF games, the only ones I've finished are VIII, CC and X-2.

3) Most of the games I have are either unfinished, or a game without a story line.

4) First game I ever finished was FFX-2. It was just that easy to play.

5) My first console was the Sega Megadrive, and I got it a year before they stopped selling games for it.

6) In reversed chronologial order of buying/getting them, here are my consoles: PSP (2008), Wii (2008), Nintendo DS (2007), PS2 (2004, autumn), GBA (2004, spring), GameCube (2003, summer), PS1 (2003, spring, yes I fail XD;), Gameboy Color (1999, gift from parents), Sega Megadrive (mid 90s, bought second hand with pocket money).

7) I bought Egyptian God cards off Ebay.

That's it for now.

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Adam said...

My dirty secret: I start to get choked up just at hearing Aeris' theme song.

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Nummies said...

lol I cheered at the end too!
Its so hard not to give a spoiler!

I've played and BEATEN (Except FFXI, i don't think thats possible to "beat") every FF game including all the tactics, Crystal Chronicles, Crisis Core, and Before Crisis. AND the remakes of the old FF's for DS and PS1 and such.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Nepherael said...

Hey dave, not a new reader but jsut catching up after not checking the past couple years.
Really wanted to leave a comment here.

I have collected every single final fantasy game ever released including the guide and have never finished one of them, i have played them all but never actually got to the credits.

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At 5:25 PM, Blogger nichiren said...

I also watched the wizard to locate the whistles in smb3.

I also had a power glove. self explanatory.

I beat FF7 - FF102 normally first, but then got gamesharks so I could get all the secrets and beat them faster later.

I cried when Aeris died in FF7. I also cried when I found out Raine had died in the present in FF8. And I wonder why Laguna did not tell Squall he was his father.... unless he never knew about Raine dying in childbirth.

those who use gamesharks on your RPG's , I applaud you.
Because to win it non-aided most of those things take a LOT OF TIME to beat It kills any hope you have of a social life. Which I tried to juggle.
After having had a short social life.. I regretted not spending more times on the games.
I hate people as well. I faked enjoying being social because it helped me to get some dates. Then I realized that quite a few regular folks have a habit of gossiping, and passing snap judgements on people for superficial resons so it turned me off.

I never could beat double dragon 3 on NES or double dragon 5 on SNES.
Had to play ninja gaiden 1 like 50 times to beat it on NES.

I still have yet to buy a PS2 or PS3 although I play at my cousins house.
I did something stupid and am in debt and got nothing for it.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger old wow bastard said...

VIII was awesome, reading old blogs, had to comment. I've played that game like 4-5 times through and its a shame people never got to learn that system well.

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